Moldcell Foundation Awarded Gold Medal at Brand of the Year 2023

Moldcell Foundation Awarded Gold Medal at Brand of the Year 2023

Moldcell Foundation’s corporate social responsibility initiatives have earned it the “Gold Medal” in the “Social Responsibility” category at the “Brand of the Year” competition. This distinction recognizes the Foundation’s impactful projects and the joint effort to make Moldova a better place to live.

“Since the Foundation’s launch, we have been supported by our dedicated volunteers and partners. We have worked tirelessly to meet the needs of our community, from providing safer internet for all to digitally empowering seniors. Our projects and the awards we have received since the beginning convince us that we are on the right track and motivate us to continue our efforts to drive positive change.” Irina Strajescu, Executive Director Moldcell Foundation.

Moldcell Foundation supports social, educational, business, innovative, and research projects for the benefit of citizens and the development of the country, including:

Online safety

In 2023, the national online safety program, #InternetWithoutWorries, trained over 20,000 children in internet safety. In 2022, the interactive IFG platform was launched, accessed daily by over 100 children, increasing digital literacy and security awareness.

The #InternetWithoutWorries project aims to raise awareness about online safety among users and the wider community, for different age groups and social statuses.

Digital Inclusion

In 2023, over 25,000 people benefited from Moldcell Foundation’s digital inclusion initiatives, contributing to bridging the digital divide and promoting equitable access to technology. A key initiative is the digital inclusion program for older persons, “Digital Skills Connect Generations.” Through this program, 630 seniors from 25 localities received internet-connected smartphones and were trained, with the help of over 200 volunteers, to use them and access digital services.

In addition, the “Third Age University” was launched to provide lifelong learning opportunities for seniors, with plans to expand to Cahul and Bălți. These initiatives have laid the foundation for the National Active and Healthy Aging Program.

Education and createch

For over 4 years, the Moldcell Foundation has been supporting creative industries, including the Artcor and Mediacor creative centers. In 2023, the Foundation signed a memorandum of support for the Professions of the Future and awarded 20 merit scholarships to students of the “Professions of the Future” bachelor’s programs.

Moldcell Foundation actively supports young talents and promotes cultural heritage. Through partnerships with the COR Association and the Artcor Center, the Foundation encourages young graduates to develop their talents at home and create a community of professionals who promote products and services worldwide. Initiatives include artistic events, courses for young people in the creative fields, social projects, access to the latest technologies, digitization of the cultural environment, and preservation of national heritage.

Social Business

In an effort to support NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) youth in Moldova’s regions, the Moldcell Foundation launched the Social Entrepreneurship School in collaboration with the Henry Capitant Association. Through this initiative six social entrepreneurship schools were organized his in three regions: Hîncești, Căușeni, and Dubăsari.

These schools provided training and resources to young people, resulting in the launch of six social businesses with the help of grants. This effort encourages entrepreneurship and addresses the socio-economic challenges faced by young people in these regions.

Women Empowerment

Gender equality and equal opportunities for all are the fundamental values ​​of the Moldcell Foundation. As a signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), Moldcell Foundation is committed to creating a favorable environment for the development and growth of opportunities for women in the Republic of Moldova.

This commitment is reflected in various initiatives that support and empower women to reach their full potential both personally and professionally.

Inspired by the activities and results of the Chaudhary Foundation and supported by the shareholders of Moldcell – CG Group, the Moldcell Foundation is guided by the Pillars of Digital Responsibility: Education, Advocacy and Investment in Social Business, Society and Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Moldcell Foundation is dedicated to driving positive change through social, educational, business, innovative and research projects that benefit citizens and promote national development.